Barbeck attended elementary school and the (old Bavarian) trade school. Since 1864 he has been working in the book trade and antiquarian bookstore at Heerdegen in Nuremberg, which he later took over. In 1868 he completed his military service as a one-year volunteer in the 14th Bavarian Infantry Regiment. In 1870/71 he was in France as a lieutenant in the Landwehr and was seriously wounded at Sedan . From 1887 he was a member of the magistrate in Nuremberg and from 1901 of the Central Franconian district administrator in Ansbach. For many years member of the board of the "Merkur" association in Nuremberg. He was the author of smaller and larger works on the history and cultural history of Nuremberg, a. a. the history of the Jews in Nuremberg and Fürth from 1878. He was the bearer of the campaign memorial 1870/71 and the Iron Cross, 2nd class .
From 1903 to 1907 he was a member of the German Reichstag for the constituency Middle Franconia 2 ( Erlangen , Fürth , Hersbruck ) and the Free People's Party . Barbeck was just able to prevail against the social democratic candidate Segitz. The election was declared invalid in 1905, and Barbeck was able to narrowly win the subsequent replacement election.
- Carl-Wilhelm Reibel: Handbook of the Reichstag elections 1890-1918. Alliances, results, candidates (= handbooks on the history of parliamentarism and political parties. Volume 15). Half volume 2, Droste, Düsseldorf 2007, ISBN 978-3-7700-5284-4 , pp. 1065-1070.
- Hugo Barbeck in the database of members of the Reichstag
- Biography of Hugo Barbeck . In: Heinrich Best : database of the members of the Reichstag of the Empire 1867/71 to 1918 (Biorab - Kaiserreich)
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German bookseller and politician (Liberal People's Party), MdR|
|DATE OF BIRTH||August 2, 1851|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Fuerth|
|DATE OF DEATH||November 11, 1907|
|Place of death||Nuremberg|